What's New

Dec 3

During a Congressional briefing at Cannon House Office Building yesterday, national advocacy organizations representing Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) groups and their allies shared a policy report on the impact of mass incarceration on the AAPI community entitled “AAPIs Behind Bars: Exposing the School to Prison to Deportation Pipeline.”

Dec 1

While some would argue that any reauthorization is better than the current system of waivers and No Child Left Behind, we respectfully maintain that our children are too precious to settle for legislation that gives significant leeway to states without holding them accountable for the federal funds they receive.

Dec 1

As we enter this holiday season of thanks, we ask you to consider making a donation to our organization, so that we can build on the progress we've made this year into 2016 and beyond.

Nov 23

Call and e-mail your members of Congress to do the right thing by our students, as Congress finalizes the Elementary and Secondary Education bill through a conference process  to reconcile differences between bills passed i​n the House versus Senate.

Nov 20

Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and John Cornyn (R-TX), along with Representatives Judy Chu (D-CA27) and Ed Royce (R-CA39), have introduced the Minority-Serving Institution Fairness Act, which resolves a current issue where institutions could only receive funds for one MSI grant, regardless of the different underserved student populations present on campus. 

Nov 19

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted in favor of legislation blocking the resettlement of Syrian and Iraqi refugees. If this bill is enacted into law, it will effectively dismantle resettlement efforts for refugees fleeing state violence and the threat of ISIS.